Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and possible future Queen Consort, was horrified by William's behavior towards Prince Charles. Royal authors claimed that she described the younger Prince as one with a temper.
A few weeks ago, 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II marked a remarkable history in her rule by being the longest English monarch.
The British Crown has spent seventy years on the throne, and to mark her Platinum Jubilee, she released a statement that stirred reactions among royal fans and within the family.
Queen Elizabeth II mentioned her hopes for her son, Prince Charles, who would succeed her. In the message, the Crown added that his wife, Camilla, would have the title "Queen Consort." According to the statement:
"[...]; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in the U.K. in 1979 | Source: Getty Images
Prince Charles was delighted with the message about his wife, Camilla. When asked during her outing to a community kitchen, Nourish Hub, how she felt, the Duchess responded with a smiling face and added:
"I feel very, very honored and very touched."
Following the Queen's decision, not everybody in the royal family responded the same way. Prince Charles's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry have reacted differently. Here is a highlight of their relationship with the future Queen Consort.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9, 2005 in Berkshire, England | Source: Getty Images
QUEEN CONSORT TITLE IS "DRIVING A WEDGE" IN ROYAL FAMILY
Royal author Christopher Anderson has expressed his observations about the effect of the Queen's statement in her household. He claimed that the decision was "driving a wedge" among the royals, especially Prince Charles's sons. According to Anderson:
"I can tell you right now that the boys were completely blindsided by this."
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9, 2005 in Berkshire, England | Source: Getty Images
The author alleged that following the death of Prince Philip in 2021, Prince Charles passionately pursued the title for his wife.
He said: "Charles just wore her down on this too. I also think that since the death of Prince Philip, Charles has stepped up his effort to make it clear to the Queen that he too needs [a partner]. If he's going to reign, he's going to need the support, the kind of support that she got from [her husband]."
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles on October 15, 2003 in London | Source: Getty Images
While the Queen's decision stirred mixed reactions, a few people were shocked because she never got along with Camilla, whom her son married in 2005. Prince Charles was formerly married to Princess Diana, the mother of his two sons, who died an untimely death after their divorce.
Sources claimed that Queen Elizabeth did not approve of Camilla at first. However, their relationship became more cordial, as her mother-in-law recognized that she had stepped up to her responsibilities.
Camilla Parker-Bowles (left) and Lady Diana Spencer (later the Princess of Wales) at Ludlow racecourse in which the Prince was competing. | Source: Getty Images
PRINCE WILLIAM SHOCKED CAMILLA WHEN HE SHOUTED AT PRINCE CHARLES
Settling as a second wife to Prince Charles came with many duties, including involvement with different charities and organizations. Internally, Camilla also had to relate with the older boys—Prince William and Prince Harry, which has been successful over the years.
This has allowed her to understand their behaviors, and one shocking thing she realized following her marriage to Prince Charles was Prince William's hot temper.
Prince William and Prince Harry on April 25, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images
Although the world sees the younger Prince and his wife, Kate Middleton, as the meek and less controversial of the royals, the Duchess of Cornwall claimed that he could throw a fit when roused.
In his book "Battle of Brothers," Robert Lacey explained that Camilla has blurted her observation to family friends, using the words "The boy's got a temper!"
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 | Source: Getty Images
According to the author, the future Queen Consort has witnessed several episodes between her husband and Prince William, adding that the younger prince would often raise his voice to be heard. Lacey's words from his book expressed that:
"[...]. The rows have been earth-shattering by Camilla's account, with William doing the shouting and Charles submitting meekly on the receiving end."
Despite being the soon-to-ascend monarch, experts believe that Prince Charles, who has waited for decades to rule, may abdicate the throne for his son, Prince William.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave after attending the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd at The Senedd on October 14, 2021. | Source: Getty Images
Although they claimed the Queen would rule her entire life and would never give up the throne, these researchers suggest that her son would reign for lesser years and may choose to invite the Parliament to hand Prince William the throne.
William's brother, Prince Harry, chose to give up royal duties in 2020 after releasing a joint statement with his wife Meghan Markle, explaining that they would prefer life as non-royals.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles of Wales at the Commonwealth Day reception, 2020. | Source: Getty Images
OTHER REPORTS, OTHER CLAIMS
Some sources claimed that even though the brothers were not consulted before making their father's wife the future Queen Consort, they approved of it.
According to these reports, Prince William fully supports Camilla's title and her marriage to his dad. The Duke of Cambridge has a seemingly perfect relationship with his dad.
Duchess Camilla, Queen Elizabeth II, and Duchess Meghan mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force on July 10, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
He also maintains a blended relationship with his stepmother and respects the Queen's desires, all of which culminated in his reaction. The source stated:
"His relationship with the Prince of Wales is better than it ever has been.[...] He also respects his grandmother and her judgment more than anything in the world. If it is right for her, it will be right for him."
While Prince William and Middleton showed their support by retweeting his grandmother's statement, Prince Harry has remained mute on the subject.
Duchess Camilla and Duchess Meghan at The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration on May 22, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
However, following the revelation from body language experts who claim that Prince Harry is also cordial with Camilla, reports have it that he is not worried about the Queen's decision.
Although both brothers struggled to share a relationship with their father's wife for a long time, they became a blended family as they matured.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at St George's Chapel before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. | Source: Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Thus, Prince Harry's muteness is not a marker of disapproval as many would believe. Darren Stanton, a body language expert, claimed:
"Their non-verbal communication towards Camilla signifies a strong bond, and it's clear they definitely approve of her relationship with their father Charles, with both William and Harry showing genuine emotion towards her."
Stanton also disclosed that Prince Charles and his beloved partner built a better relationship following the family's acceptance, adding that they appear genuinely happy in public.